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H G Cox letter 27 August 1947

(99kb)  A letter to Sir Miles Thomas detailing sales early orders for the MG Y.

MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.8mb)A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).

The Complete Manchester XPAG Files

by Paul Ireland

Classic Engines, Modern Oil

by Paul Ireland

Register your MG Y Type with us

Register on line or download a form to email or fax your registration to us

Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

A table to convert fractions of an inch into decimals and millimeters

UK Licence plates

A document reproduced here by kind permission of the Chiltern Vehicle Preservation Group

Parts Cross Reference pages

Look up modern supplier part numbers for your MG Y Type Parts needs

MG Service Department Service Sheet Amendments

The XPAG Cooling System

by Gene Gillam

The Alternate Parts List

by John Lawson. This is a very useful cross reference on many Y/YT and YB parts and lists other cars that had the same parts.

Guide for Users of Historic Vehicles


Safety Fast Newsletters

A full back catalogue of Newsletters scanned from Safety Fast, from the first in 1992, to date.

The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide

A miscellany of resources and articles to help you decide on how to buy and what to look for.

Original brochure
MG Y Type Screensaver

(2.7 MB).

YT brochure
MG YT Screensaver


Let there be Ys
Let there be Ys Screensaver


5 Speed YB Conversion

(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.

MG Engine History

A PDF file by Neil Cairns - Version 9.0. (1.3mb)

MG Y Ledgers

(310kb) A PDF file with an introduction by Neil Cairns of guarantee plates, chassis numbers and engine numbers, where this information is known.

Post War M.G. Saloon cars 1947 - 1999

(4.5mb including colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.

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Radiator cap mascots
and Hood Ornaments

How different people decorate the front of their car.
As always, consult your local laws governing where you live please.

Luggage straps for the MG Y

Details on the luggage straps that were available as a period optional extra.

Stories from the Rear view mirror

Historical research on individual cars by their owners.

Models of the MG Y Type

Details of models of the MG Y Type.

Historical Timeline of Y history events and contemporary world news.

Sister Cars to the MG Y Type

by Neil Cairns

The MG Y Type Tool Kit

by Jeremy Havard.

Terry Ciantar's original tool kit

Photographs by Terry Ciantar.

Service tools for use in the MG Series Y


28 April 2013

Please welcome Janet Hunter with Y 6675 to Ys on Parade. Although Janet is not the current owner, she was the proud owner in 1965/66 and has asked to have the car displayed under her name since it is not currently on show. Thank you Janet and a great looking car you were no doubt proud of in the mid 1960's.


17 April 2013

Today we are pleased to welcome Hiroshi Ogawa with Y 1857 to Ys on Parade. Hiroshi's car is the one in the new video that was added to the Ys on Film page on 15 April 2013.


15 April 2013

Today we are pleased to welcome Jay Clark with YT 4112 to Ys on Parade.

A new video has been added to the Ys on Film page from our newest member from Japan, Hiroshi Ogawa.

The Reprinted Article for the month has also been added too. It is another vintage tour from 'The Autocar' magazine dated 7 April 1950


7 April 2013

Thank you David for your note on 5 April. It was indeed a great day for the International MG Y Type Register, and it is one that only you have made possible, so Thank You all.

5 April is more memorable for me, because we added the 3,188th car to the Database which now covers in some detail or other 38.24% of all Production of the MG Series Y! Our new entry is a previously unknown survivor car originally imported into Portugal and that has remained in Country since it was first sold. My mind links to the Book Wheelspin Abroad which recounts the 1947 Rally Estoril - the first ever known rallying of the MG Y - which finished up in Lisbon. Copies of this are available as a Free Bonus Track on the Lawson/May CD from YZ Publications. You cannot help but wonder if the first owner was influenced by the MG Y's performance in the Rally Estoril at all! If you have not read a copy of this book, buying the CD is worth it just for that track, never mind the other great features on it.

So, with that in mind, please extend a warm welcome to João Alfredo Gomes de Nóbrega Araújo, with Y 0646 to Ys on Parade. João's car is the second Y on Parade from Portugal!


5 April 2013

I only usually stand in for Paul as Deputy Webmaster when he is on holiday but another 'Milestone' in the history of the International MG Y Type website took place at 07:30 GMT this morning. It was at 00:30 Pacific Time (where our webmaster was hopefully asleep) so I decided to post the news that www.mgytypes.org has received its 300,000th visitor. We know that these visitors are not unique but nevertheless it is amazing statistic that we can all be extremely proud of — you especially as it is your website and you have made it what it is.

This site neither wants nor receives sponsorship. It is consequently 'Pop up'/advertising free and populated only with items relating to Y Types. It continues to thrive and be relevant as a direct result of your continued involvement and submissions to the content we receive from you. We have recently been informed of the oldest surviving Y Type (the 14th made) in the UK and second oldest in the world (after Y0253 in India) and within a few days we received notification from Argentina that the 297th Y Type manufactured is in the process of restoration. We have 2 of the original 16 Y types exported to Uruguay featured on Ys on Parade; now we have three in South America.  It is amazing how even now, almost 11 years since the website started, that we continue to locate new surviving cars in all corners of the earth and we welcome all of them.  Additionally, we seem to find out more new information and data every month!

In recent weeks we have been made aware of a unique factory modification to a small number of YT/EXU models that were exported to a Canadian Distributor.  We are working together with Y type owners in Canada to confirm details of this; more to follow.

All of this information comes as a direct result of your continued support and enthusiasm. We thank you all for making this, your website, the great success it is.


1 April 2013

The Picture of the Month is a great shot of Pete Chandler's Y 3570 while it was being restored!


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